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IndyCar: Grand Prix of Indy – Pagenaud wins third straight

Photo: Walter Kuhn Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske, Chevy) started on pole, coming into the race with two wins and two seconds in the season’s first four races. A crash going into Lap 1, Turn 1 brought out the caution again, having halted action in 2015. This time Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais were the victims. Pagenaud led James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda) and Charlie Kimball (#83 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) under the yellow. Green-flag racing returned to ...

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IMSA: Laguna Seca – New Ford GT takes first win; Honda-Ligier overall victor

Prototypes and GT Le Mans classes raced separately from the other  classes. Mazda locked down the front row, Tristan Nunez (#55) taking pole ahead of Tom Long (#70). Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) made up Row 2. Daniel Serra (#68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488) led the GTLM field to green, followed by the two Ford GTs, Ryan Briscoe (#67) ahead of Dirk Mueller (#66), and Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette Racing C7.R). Christian Fitti...

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F1: Russia – Rosberg wins seventh straight

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) took pole by 0.706 sec, teammate (P10) Lewis Hamilton having made it to the final round of qualifying before a power unit failure sidelined him early in the session. Ferrari continued to suffer reliability issues, Sebastian Vettel getting a five grid-spot penalty for a transmission change to line up seventh. Russian Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) qualified eighth. Rosberg came into the race having won six-straight and carrying a 36-point lead in the driver standings. Valtteri ...

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IndyCar: Alabama – Pagenaud fights Rahal for victory

Photo: Bret Kelley Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske, Chevy) came into the Grand Prix of Alabama with the season points lead, 14 up on Scott Dixon (#9 Ganassi Racing, Chevy) and 28 up on teammate Juan Pablo Montoya (#2). Pagenuad scored a narrow victory over Dixon at the previous event in Long Beach. Pagenaud started this race at Barber Motorsports Park on pole with Will Power (#12 Penske, Chevy) next door and Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy) and Dixon at 3-4. Graham Rahal (#15 ...

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F1: Bahrain – Rosberg takes fifth straight, Vandoorne scores in debut

Lewis Hamilton won pole, with Australia winner Nico Rosberg lining up second, the eighth-straight Mercedes front row lockout. Ferrari followed in Row 2, Sebastian Vettel ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) besting Valtteri Bottas (Williams) on Row 3. Romain Grosjean started P9 for Haas. Stoffel Vandoorne qualified 12th for McLaren in his F1 debut, filling in for Fernando Alonso following his crash in Australia. Vandoorne had only driven the car for the first time on Friday....

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IMSA: 12 Hours of Sebring – ESM Honda-Ligier wins second straight enduro

  The #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Honda-Ligier JS P2 won the Twelve Hours of Sebring to take its second straight win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With 5 min 45 sec to go, Pipo Derani passed Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) to take the lead and the eventual victory, sweeping Daytona and Sebring in back-to-back rounds of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.   “What a tough race this was,” said Derani. “We had some c...

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IndyCar: St. Petersburg – Montoya wins season opener again

Photo: Chris Jones Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya (#2 Chevy) controlled the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to win the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener for the second straight year. Montoya led teammate Simon Pagenaud across the finish line by 2.3306 sec, with Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Honda) placing third and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves fourth on the 1.8-mile temporary street course. Montoya's 15th career Indy car win ties him with Al...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – ESM, Ligier, Honda, take first event win

The 2016 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona marked the debut of the new Ford GT in sports car competition, Chip Ganassi Racing fielding two of them in GT Le Mans (GTLM). SMP Racing’s #37 BR01-Nisaan started at the front of the grid, driven by Mikhail Aleshin. Next door was the #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2-Honda with Luis Felipe Derani behind the wheel. Johnny Mowlem started the #20 BAR1 Motorsports entry at the front of Prototype Challenge (PC). Porsche North America 911 RSRs locked d...

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F1: Russia – Hamilton, Vettel joined by Perez/Force India on podium

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position. Mercedes came into the race needing to score 3 more points than Ferrari to clinch the constructor’s championship. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas qualified third. Most drivers were expected to stop just once on the low-abrasion Sochi circuit. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started P4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) took third from Bottas through the first few corners. A safety car came out following a spin and collisions at the ba...

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USCC: Circuit of the Americas (Qualifying) – Ganassi, Porsche, Audi, RSR take poles

GT Daytona: 1. Dion Von Moltke (#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS) 2:11.097 2. Ben Keating (#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT) +0.176 3. Bill Sweedler (#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia) +0.247 4. Christina Nielsen (#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage) +0.673 5. Patrick Lindsey (#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America) +0.731   GT Le Mans: 1. Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911 RSR) 2:04.396 2. Dirk Werner (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE) +0.141 3. Earl Ba...

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